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What is mindfulness?

Recognition of feelings

When you are mindful, you pay attention to what you are feeling and how those feelings affect your body. For example, you might know you're angry because you are flushed and your body is tense.

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How does it help me?

Knowledge is power

Knowing what you're feeling helps you recognize that it's just a feeling. You don't have to act on it or let it affect you -- you can feel it and then let it pass through your consciousness.

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Mindfulness Idea #1

Body scan

Sit in a quiet place. Pay attention to your body one part at a time. Start from the top and work your way to the bottom, paying attention to any places that are particularly tight, heavy, or in pain, or any other strong sensation. Listen quietly and see if any thoughts come to mind about why your body feels that way.

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Mindfulness Idea #2


Use an app like Calm or Headspace to guide you through a meditation. Note feelings and thoughts that come up and float through as you meditate. This can help you identify your emotions.

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Mindfulness Idea #3


Yoga can help you connect to your body and gain insight into your feelings. The Counseling and Wellness Center offers yoga classes at no charge. Call 283-7136 to find out class times.

Contact us at 435.283.7136